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By Nikki Cabus

Brightline is expanding into the Treasure Coast connecting to South Florida and Orlando regions

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Brightline has been successfully and seamlessly connecting travelers between South and Central Florida and now has selected its next intercity passenger rail station in Stuart, Florida. 

Brightline currently serves Miami, Aventura, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, West Palm Beach, and Orlando. Brightline is recognized by Inc. 5000 Regionals as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the Southeast for 2023 and is noted as one of the Most Innovative Companies in travel by Fast Company. Brightline offers a guest-first experience designed to reinvent train travel and take cars off the road. The company plans to bring its award-winning service to additional city pairs and congested corridors across the country that are too close to fly and too long to drive.

Stuart is the located in Martin County which is part of Southeast Florida. It’s part of the Treasure Coast region which is located just north of Palm Beach County. The Treasure Coast region is comprised of three counties: Indian River County, St. Lucie County and Martin County.

“We’ve seen significant demand and support for a Brightline Station in the Treasure Coast which was evident during this process. It was a difficult decision and we’re grateful for everyone’s support and efforts to make this happen,” said Brian Kronberg, Brightline’s Senior Vice President of Development and Construction. “We couldn’t be more excited to make the City of Stuart our hub for Brightline along Florida’s Treasure Coast.”

The proposed Stuart station is conveniently located between the Miami and Orlando stations approximately 40 miles north of Brightline West Palm Beach, just 40 minutes by train, and the station is easily accessible from I-95, Florida’s Turnpike and the local roadway network. The station will be located in downtown Stuart at 500 S.E. Flagler Avenue on 2.35 acres situated opposite the Martin County Courthouse, bordered to the north by a lumber yard and to the south by a produce company.  Brightline Stuart guests will be within walking distance of the award-winning downtown and minutes from Stuart’s pristine beaches, oceanfront resorts, and internationally acclaimed “Treasure Coast” lifestyle. Groundbreaking is expected the first quarter of 2025 and the new station is expected to open in the second half of 2026.

“The addition of a Brightline station will transform Stuart into a hub of modern transportation, fostering connectivity, and economic prosperity,” said Chair Troy McDonald, Martin Metropolitan Planning Organization, and City of Stuart Commissioner.

The location was chosen after a review of five proposals from private and public land owners along the Brightline/Florida East Coast Railway corridor in Martin and St. Lucie counties. The decision to select Stuart was driven by a number of key factors, including the location and physical characteristics of the site and the ease with which the site will integrate into Brightline’s existing rail infrastructure network. Brightline also highlighted various dynamics of the local market and the site’s accessibility to key local attractions. Expanding into the Treasure Coast will make Brightline one of the most accessible forms of transportation in Florida, giving access to nearly half of the state’s residents and millions of visitors.

“Brightline believes in ‘Connecting People for Good’ and I think that’s a great thing to believe in,” said Martin County Chairman Harold Jenkins, District 3. “A Brightline station in Martin County will make it easier for folks to discover what makes our community unique. And, with a blend of cultures and backgrounds, this location has the potential to attract a good number of passengers. Together with Brightline, we look forward to connecting Martin County with other parts of this great state.”

At a public announcement on March 4th, Congressman Brian Mast (FL District 21), stated, “I congratulate the City of Stuart and Martin County on its successful bid to secure the new Brightline station and parking structure. This is proof that our community can work together and come to a solution if we use common sense. I look forward to the economic development the Treasure Coast stop will bring to our local businesses and the opportunities it will provide to the surrounding cities and the region.”

The announcement of the station site kicked off the process of memorializing a deal structure with Martin County and the City of Stuart. Following City and County approvals, Brightline and its partners will start the design and engineering of the station, parking structure and necessary rail infrastructure.

“The City of Stuart is thrilled to announce that Brightline has chosen Stuart for the next station in Florida’s expanding passenger rail network,” said City of Stuart Mayor Becky Brunner. “This marks a historic return to our roots and fulfills a vision held by Stuart for over 30 years, offering residents and visitors alike a first-class journey to Stuart, away from the congestion of highways. Stuart welcomes Brightline to our seaside town and looks forward to developing a partnership that defines the future of travel and transportation in Florida.”

Brightline surpassed 5 million rides after first launching operations in South Florida in 2018 connecting Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. In 2022, Brightline opened stations in Boca Raton and Aventura. In September 2023, Brightline rolled out the yellow carpet to welcome long-haul travelers between South Florida and Orlando, celebrating true intercity rail. As the first guests entered its station in Orlando, Brightline put an exclamation point on the boldest private infrastructure project in the nation and the biggest development in American train travel in over 100 years. Today Brightline covers 235 miles between Miami and Orlando in under 3.5 hours.

“The presence of the Brightline station in downtown Stuart will undoubtedly benefit local businesses and create new job opportunities as people can now easily travel from Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, and Orlando to visit our city,” stated the City of Stuart’s Vice Mayor, Campbell Rich. “In addition, by creating access to this new, regional rail network, the station will help us reduce our over-reliance on cars and help lessen traffic congestion as we all begin to enjoy the availability of a modern and reliable public transportation system.” 

To learn more about Start, Florida, or the “Salfish Capital of The World,” visit www.cityofstuart.us

 

 

By Nikki Cabus

Florida Venture Forum announces a record number of companies to pitch at Florida Early Stage Conference

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Florida Venture Forum, Florida’s largest statewide support organization for investors and entrepreneurs, today announced a record number of the companies selected to present at its 2024 Florida Early Stage Venture Conference, being held at the Dr. Phillips Center in Orlando, June 4 – 5, 2024. 

The 2024 Florida Early Stage Venture Conference also will feature the Statewide Collegiate Startup Competition, with 10 colleges and universities participating, and the Space Florida AeroTech Summit, featuring presentations and programming relevant to aerospace and related technologies.

Kevin Burgoyne, president and CEO of Florida Venture Forum, said, “The breadth and quality of our 2024 presenting companies is incredible, and our selection committee did an amazing – and difficult – job of reviewing a record number of applications to select them. On behalf of our members and staff I want to thank the committee as well as our sponsors and partners for helping us build what promises to be a record-breaking conference.”

The Florida Venture Forum is Florida’s largest statewide support organization for investors and entrepreneurs, helping companies with headquarters, operations or supply chain in Florida connect with sources of capital from across the country. Since 1984, over 2000 companies have presented at Forum events and have gone on to raise more than $16B in equity capital and contribute well over that amount in total economic value to Florida. The Forum’s membership represents a “Who’s who” of venture capital and private equity dealmakers, including equity and debt investors at all stages, as well as major law, accounting, and investment banking firms, and large corporates active in the innovation ecosystem. The Forum provides programs and programming statewide throughout the year in addition to hosting major annual conferences like the Florida Venture Capital Conference, the Statewide Collegiate Start-up Competition, the Early Stage Venture Conference, and industry-focused events.

South Florida Tech Hub member company and Boca Raton-based startup, Cuemby, an ecosystem that simplifies the deployment of applications on the cloud through their AI-powered platform, will be pitchng at this year’s conference for the first time. The company has a large presence in Latin America and is now making a name for themselves in the United States starting with Florida.

“As Cuemby prepares to pitch at Florida Venture Forum’s 2024 Florida Early Stage Venture Conference, we eagerly anticipate the opportunity to connect with top funders, innovative companies, and active investors,” Angel Ramirez, CEO & Co-founder of Cuemby and one of the South Florida startups pitching at the conference.

“Accepting the chance to present in front of our peers and the larger tech community is a tremendous honor. It’s an opportunity to showcase our AI-powered platform, which simplifies cloud application deployment, enhances developer productivity, and ensures robust security. We’re delighted to share our vision and contribute to Florida’s vibrant startup ecosystem!

Ben Patz, managing partner at DeepWork Capital and conference selection chair, said, “This year we have seen an exciting range of impressive applicants from across the state. By having three tracks for presenting companies, we are able to showcase those innovative aerospace technology focused companies along with a separate track for innovative early stage companies more broadly. All this with truly innovative collegiate companies. There will be something engaging for all early stage investors.”

 

Early Stage participating companies, by South, Central and North Florida regions:

SOUTH FLORIDA

  • Algas Organics (Miami) – Addresses the deforestation and sustainability challenges faced by packaging, paper, and pulp companies by replacing traditional deforestation-derived wood-based fiber with a novel, cost-effective seaweed-based solution. Their low-cost seaweed-based pulp fiber can be blended with wood pulp to produce paper and packaging whilst reducing deforestation.
  • Cuemby (Boca Raton) – An ecosystem that simplifies the deployment of applications on the cloud. Their AI-powered platform is designed to enhance developers’ productivity, supply robust security, and ensure cost efficiency. They are a community that empowers developers worldwide with innovative tools and services.
  • HelixVM (Boca Raton) – Built a software platform that dramatically increases physician productivity while increasing patient access. There are two go-to-market strategies- the first being the “Uber of Healthcare,” known as the HelixVM Marketplace. The HelixVM Marketplace provides rapid health care, often without a video visit, to patients across the US. As patients enjoy health care at any time, physicians appreciate significant income opportunity. In 2024, HelixVM will introduce the second strategy, leveraging its platform and marketplace expertise to extend these dramatic productivity enhancements into physician practices.
  • Woof (Miami) – A pet id that provides a system of records (SaaS) to enterprises (business and governments) that can benefit from pet data as a tool to drive engagement, human-pet wellness, and mental health, while reducing pet parenting costs and complexities.
  • HealthMe Technology (Naples) – A physician-founded digital healthcare platform that improves and automates the delivery of healthcare to patients and employers who pay directly for their healthcare. This growing group of directpay patients include employees of self-insured businesses, independent small business owners, and those disenfranchised by the high cost of health insurance.

 

CENTRAL REGION

  • Agora World (Orlando) – A “Canva for 3D” – a No-code Social XR Creation Suite for teams to create collaborative, photorealistic, 3D experiences and digital twins in minutes. Agora World is revolutionizing digital twin creation by offering an intuitive, no-code platform that transforms complex 3D design into a seamless, drag-and-drop experience.
  • Everix (Orlando) – Enables mass deployment of compact personal health and technology devices with features that were unaffordable in the past. They transform an inexpensive polymer into a nano-material (optical filter) that is worth 20x the value of GOLD by weight. They make it 10x-100x more cost efficient, 70x more energy efficient, and 20x more compact than their competition.
  • Home Lending Pal (Orlando) – A geospatial data and analytics platform offering a CRA-as-a-Service technology for U.S. lenders. It streamlines home-buying assistance eligibility checks, providing real-time insights into consumer behaviors and pathways to homeownership. This white-labeled solution automates support for near-mortgage-ready applicants, minimizing declinations and enabling lenders to effortlessly scale affordable housing efforts at the loan officer level. Additionally, it enables lenders to cross-sell other financial products, ensuring a low-pressure consumer experience.
  • Kalogon (Melbourne) – Founded by a team of former SpaceX and NASA engineers with $2.5M in seed funding, Kalogon has found product-market fit and is on track to over $1M ARR in 2024 with its first two products in the wheelchair space, Orbiter and Booster. In April 2024, the company announced a Medicare-coded product, Orbiter Med.
  • Precision Periodic (Orlando) – Poised to revolutionize the US battery industry using PuraLith, their cutting-edge lithium refinery.  PuraLith leverages Precision Periodic’s state-of-the-art purification product and processes to produce the highest purity lithium available. PuraLith can purify lithium from ANY source, no matter the impurities or quality. The entire process takes less than one hour and costs under $0.82 per kilogram, compared with the traditional eight-plus hours and $2.00 – $5.00 per kilogram. Their process also eliminates the environmental impact of traditional methods.
  • Rahm Sensor Development, Inc.  (Orlando) – Aims to disrupt the patient monitoring market with their flagship product, the RahmSD Guardian. This device offers zero-touch monitoring of heart rate, respiratory rate, and body temperature from distances of up to 5-6 feet. What sets the RahmSD Guardian apart is its capability to wirelessly transmit these vital metrics alongside a live video feed of the patient, ensuring continuous and unobtrusive patient care.
  • Silicon Assurance (Gainesville) – A hardware security startup committed to pioneering EDA software technologies that excel in detecting, assessing, and mitigating security vulnerabilities in silicon chips designed by semiconductor and system companies like Intel, NVIDIA, and Google. The distinctive feature of these technologies lies in their capacity to recognize threats before the critical chip fabrication stage.

 

NORTH FLORIDA

  • National Energy USA (Tallahassee) – A minority-owned, veteran-owned engineering firm. As a ClimateTech company, they sit at the intersection of energy security and the Circular Economy. Addressing climate change and promoting sustainability are key global priorities and National Energy provides subject matter expertise in these critical areas.
  • Nhu Energy (Tallahassee) – Provides high-performing digital operating technology (OT) solutions that enable clean, flexible, resilient distributed electric power at scale. Their suite of best-in-class proprietary and patented digital control, optimization, and analytics technologies backed by our Operating Technology as a Service (OTaaS)™ performance-oriented support provide mission critical facilities such as hospitals 24×7 clean energy, 22% reduction in demand charges, 24×7 clean uninterrupted backup power for OR’s and ICU’s, and provide electric utilities instantaneous power continuity for distribution circuit customers from 100% clean energy on loss of grid.
  • OrthodontiCell, Inc. (Ponte Vedra Beach) – Has new technology together with braces or aligners, that will shorten the time to permanently move and stabilize the root of the tooth in 3 to 6 months compared to 18 to 24 months. They have completed a study involving 44 patients, which was submitted to the world’s largest orthodontic magazine. The results showed that 60% of patients achieved permanently straightened teeth in 3 months, and 100% achieved this in 6 months.

 

BEYOND FLORIDA

  • BarrelSense Inc. (Lafayette, Indiana) – A SaaS IoT platform that enables Distillers to take a data-driven approach to managing the critical product aging process as well as detect costly leaks. BarrelSense will be the first solution in market that allows distillers to integrate data, providing a complete “barrel-centric” view of their product/spirits.

 

Space Florida AeroTech Summit participating companies, by South, Central and North Florida regions:

 

SOUTH FLORIDA

  • eJet Aerospace (Miami Lakes) – Making electric aviation a reality providing safer, faster, and more cost-effective travel. With over 24 years of research and development, they have patented the first cold jet propulsion system technology known asSMAPAD®, which has been internationally recognized as the best technology patented from Latin America by The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

 

CENTRAL FLORIDA

  • ETA Space, LLC, Rockledge.  ETA Space, LLC, is a cryogenic fluid management company serving the New Space and Terrestrial Energy markets through servicing equipment. Their critical technology enables sustainable space exploration by developing propellant depots for orbital and lunar locations, with sizing for various missions.
  • Lonestar Data Holdings, LLC (St. Petersburg) – Global Backup, Global Refresh, and Global Restore. Their mission is to apply abundance thinking and exponential technologies to the endless possibilities of lunar data storage for the human race, and in so doing to the exploration of the Moon and beyond. Lonestar’s vision is fueled by remarkable investors led by Scout Ventures, 2 Future Holdings, Seldor Capital, and the Veteran Fund. Irongate Global Capital, Atypical Ventures, Kittyhawk Ventures, and Backswing Ventures. Lonestar is committed to a carbon negative future.
  • MySky Eco, Inc (Port Orange) – A startup aircraft manufacturer that is entirely self-funded.  They have flying prototype with over 400 flight hours and more than 1,000 test flights. They are looking to expand into production with three key product lines: a very efficient piston-powered aircraft, a modular drone platform, and an electrically powered flight training aircraft. Additionally, they plan to use blockchain technology for advanced analytics and supply chain volatility smoothing.
  • Improving Aviation (Tampa)  Specializes in delivering real-time, actionable insights to critical sectors where it’s most needed, empowering community heroes like military personnel and firefighters to maintain safety with greater efficiency. Their small but dedicated team enhances crucial operations with innovative, adaptive, and non-disruptive technological solutions.
  • Ocellott LLC (Daytona Beach) – An electronics engineering company that creates innovative solutions to electrify both the current and next generation of aircraft, the eVTOL “electric vertical takeoff and landing” in a safe manner.
  • Satellite Augmentation, LLC (Tampa) – Has developed an innovative system (US and International Patent No. 11,554885) that breathes new life into dormant satellites. By supplying propulsion, power and data transfer capabilities, SAM helps clients across industries recover assets and maximize profits.
  • Space Perspective (https://spaceperspective.com /) Titusville.  Space Perspective is leading Carbon Neutral Space Tourism, making travel to space accessible for the masses. They are a Luxury Travel Brand with a large percentage of sales coming through Trade & Channel partners in the space.VerdeGo Aero, Inc (https://verdegoaero.com/)  Daytona Beach.  VerdeGo Aero, Inc designs and assembles powerplants for the new, $10B electric aircraft market. Their aim is to help aircraft designers develop sustainable and high-performance aircraft by taking certified aircraft engines and applying their patented technology to hybridize them. This facilitates the creation of fleets of innovative aircraft designed and built to meet demand in commercial and military applications.X-lumin (www.x-lumin.com ) Merritt Island.  X-lumin is powering the widespread use of wireless communication services to enable others to digital, secure, and exchange data “from light.”  They provide turn-key systems for ground to space laser communication, land based optical wireless communication, and space situational awareness with advanced integration capabilities.

 

BEYOND FLORIDA

  • M Aerospace RTC INC. (Austin, Texas) – Combines high Engineering Expertise On 3D Printing with Industry. Through their Smart Factory Armdust 2.0 Additive Manufacturing Solution and their Patent of Laser Cladding Technology (Cold Spray) that allows you to 3D print, drill and assemble.

 

Presenting companies that will be participating in the Statewide Collegiate Startup Competition include:

  • Biominer, representing the University of Miami
  • Bite Belt, representing Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Cordelia Bio, representing the University of Florida
  • JustTap, representing Florida Southern College
  • Limitless Aeronautics, representing Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
  • NanoSense, representing Florida Atlantic University
  • Rush Power, representing the University of Tampa
  • Silent Rolling Robotics, representing the University of South Florida
  • Skye Meraki LLC, representing Stetson University
  • Unbound Disability Claims, representing the University of Central Florida

 

For more information and to register for the conference, visit: www.flventure.org/florida-early-stage-venture-conference.  

By Nikki Cabus

C3 Complete expands offices to Treasure Coast and Orlando markets

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C3 Complete, a leader in innovative technology and communications solutions, proudly announces its expansion into the Treasure Coast and Greater Orlando areas.

Headquartered in Delray Beach, Florida, C3 Complete, is an award winning provider of technology and communications services to small, medium and enterprise businesses globally. Its unique combination of cloud-based technologies and expert onsite and remote support substantially reduces both IT-related capital investments and ongoing management costs. C3’s approach increases stability, tightens security, enhances employee mobility, and ensures business continuity in the event of a disaster. CFOs benefit from C3’s fixed cost approach, while owners and CEOs benefit from the single point of contact for all of their telecommunications and technology needs.

Since the company’s start in 2009, C3 has had consistent growth opening mulitple offices and data centers around the state and across the U.S. The company’s most recent offices are located in Stuart and Orlando, Florida. C3 Complete now has offices in Delray Beach, Miami, Stuart and Orlando and data centers in Miami, Florida, Cleveland, Ohio and Las Vegas, Nevada.

Known as the “Sailfish Capital of The World,” Stuart is located in the quickly growing Treasure Coast region just north of South Florida. The Treasure Coasts consists of St. Lucie, Martin and Indian River counties.

The C3 office is located at Ocean One Stuart, 1 SE Ocean Blvd, Stuart, FL 34994 in the heart of the Treasure Coast, only steps away from the Martin County Courthouse and all the boutiques and restaurants in Historic Downtown Stuart. The recently proposed Brightline Stuart station, expected to open in 2026, will be located in downtown Stuart at 500 S.E. Flagler Avenue on 2.35 acres at 500 S.E. Flagler Avenue, which is situated opposite the Martin County Courthouse and just 2 minutes from the C3 Complete offices.

The most recent Orlando, Florida office is located at 242 Rangeline Rd, Longwood, FL 3275. This office will be staffed by several field service engineers, as well as sales and sales support personnel. In keeping with their “eat our own dogfood” philosophy, many of the technologies and solutions offered through C3 Complete will be available for demonstration to current and prospective clients and partners.

“As C3 Complete’s roster of clients has continued to grow, expanding into the Greater Orlando Market was an obvious progression for us,” commented Rick Mancinelli, CEO of C3 Complete.

“By strategically positioning both technical and sales personnel in-region, our goal is to demonstrate our commitment to providing the highest level of service to our clients in and around the area.”

One of C3’s core value propositions has always been their ability to provide rapid on-site service for managed clients at no additional charge. To learn more about C3, see their office and data center current and future locations, please visit https://c3-complete.com/about-c3-complete/offices/.

By Nikki Cabus

GrowFL Announces 13th Annual Florida Companies to Watch Honorees

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GrowFL has announced the 50 companies selected as the 13th Annual GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch Honorees.

The awards program – now in its thirteenth year – honors impressive second-stage companies from throughout the state for developing valuable products and services, creating quality jobs, enriching communities, and broadening new industries throughout Florida.

The 13th Annual GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch awards celebration is brought to you by Duke Energy and Nperspective CFO & Strategic Services, in association with the Edward Lowe Foundation.

Companies to Watch was developed by the Edward Lowe Foundation as a unique way to recognize and honor second-stage companies that demonstrate high performance in the marketplace with innovative strategies and processes. In addition to evaluating past growth and projected success, applicant companies are judged according to their special strengths and impact in their markets, communities, and within the state – thus deeming them worth watching.

71 finalists were announced earlier this year, and the 50 honorees were selected after a final round of judging by a panel comprised of past honorees, economic development leaders and corporate partners of GrowFL. Companies were judged on a number of criteria including growth in number of employees; impact of the business in the job market; increase in sales and/or unit volume; current and past financial reports; innovativeness of the product or service; response to adversity; and contributions to aid community-oriented projects.

“GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch was designed to celebrate the spirit of entrepreneurship and to shine a spotlight on the deserving second-stage businesses in our state,” said Jennifer Taylor, president, and CEO of GrowFL. “Second-stage companies are the lifeblood of our economy, creating jobs and fueling prosperity. This diverse group, spanning 20 different counties, representing 18 different industries and 32% of them being woman, veteran, or minority owned, proves Florida is a place where entrepreneurs can thrive. We look forward to celebrating their success for years to come.”

Since the first awards celebration in 2011, GrowFL has honored 600 companies from throughout Florida with this prestigious award. With this year’s honorees, GrowFL has now recognized 650 companies throughout the state that are making a positive impact on the economy and the communities in which they live. Many of the past honorees have now grown their companies to stage 3 and stage 4 businesses employing more than 500.

“The companies selected as Honorees are some of the most vibrant and dedicated entrepreneurs in our state,” said Pete Previte, GrowFL Advisory Board Chair. “They are the visionaries and trailblazers of our economy who face challenges head on, lead with innovation and give back to their communities. It is our privilege to recognize them and their achievements.”

To qualify for the award, companies must be headquartered in Florida and have between 6 and 150 employees and revenue between $750,000 and $100 million. From 2019 through 2022, these companies generated close to $2 billion in revenue and added 871 employees, reflecting a 99% increase in revenue and a 62% increase in jobs for the four-year period. That translates into a 27% average annual revenue growth and a 19% average annual growth in employees.

These companies projected continued growth in 2023, with a 28% revenue increase and a 22% growth in employees compared to 2022. If their projections hold, these companies will have generated more than $2.8 billion in revenue and added 1,370 employees over the last five years — a 155% increase in revenue and 97% increase in jobs since 2018.

Companies named to the list will be officially recognized at the 13th Annual GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch Celebration on February 15, 2024, at the Hard Rock Live in Universal CityWalk, Orlando, FL. Tickets are on sale now. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit https://growfl.com/about-growfl-flctw/.

Five of the companies hailed from South Florida and the Treasure Coast. One of those companies was Streann Media.

One of the second-stage company honorees is Streann Media, a content-creation and streaming company, disrupting the content landscape. The company has built the most complete OTT platform in the world with a powerful Content Management System, Content App Editor and 150 tools to distribute, engage and monetize live and on demand content. Streann’s innovations include proprietary integration with Artificial Intelligence and Patent Technologies for Monetization. The Miami-based company has won multiple industry awards, has millions of active users and has been deployed in 141 countries.

Founder and CEO of Streann Media, Gio Punzo, told South Florida Tech Hub, “We are thrilled to be selected for the GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch Awards. This reconfirms the dedication and expertise of our talented team who consistently strive to provide innovative solutions and exceptional service to our clients.”

He continued, “We are delighted to be a part of Florida’s thriving business community and look forward to continuing our growth trajectory. We have grown to 70 million unique viewers in 141 countries around the world thanks to our breakthrough technology made in Florida.”

Below is the complete list of the companies named 13th Annual GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch Honorees:

Company Name County Industry
Alternative Repair & Machining Services Duval Other Services (except Public Administration)
AME International Hernando Wholesale Trade
Aspire Communications Seminole Telecommunications
Baker Design Build Duval Construction
Billed Right LLC Seminole Other Services (except Public Administration)
BlueWind Technology LLC Escambia Manufacturing
Charter Research Sumter Scientific Research and Development
Cigent Technology Inc. Lee Information Technology
Continuum Health IT St. Johns Scientific and Technical Consulting Services
Cromulence LLC Brevard Scientific Research and Development
DACKOR Orange Manufacturing
Data Graphics Inc. Lake Manufacturing
Delamere Industries Inc Hernando Manufacturing
Design Interactive, Inc. Orange Scientific Research and Development
Fort Myers Brewing Company Lee Manufacturing
Fox Logistics Bradford Transportation and Warehousing
GRACE Aerospace, LLC Duval Manufacturing
HOLLYWOOD WOODWORK Broward Manufacturing
Integrated Security Consultants Hillsborough Utilities
INTELLITEC PRODUCTS LLC Volusia Manufacturing
International Insulation Products Orange Manufacturing
Kinley Construction Brevard Construction
KMI International Orange Architecture and Engineering Related Services
Macrocap Labs Seminole Manufacturing
Mainstream Engineering Corporation Brevard Manufacturing
Martin Aquatic Orange Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
Martinez Construction Services Brevard Construction
McGaw.io Orange Management Consulting Services
NLP Logix Duval Information Technology
Nona Scientific Laboratory Marion Health Care and Social Assistance
Optimus Energy Solutions Lake Construction
Paragon Cyber Solutions, LLC Hillsborough Information Technology
Pem-Air Turbine Engine Services Hernando Manufacturing
Pointer Construction Group Broward Construction
Pro-Tec Plumbing Collier Other Services (except Public Administration)
ProfileGorilla Duval Information/Media
PVM, Inc. Pinellas Information Technology
Spot Pet Insurance Miami-Dade Finance and Insurance
SSM Enterprises Duval Manufacturing
Streann Miami-Dade Information Technology
SunBlest Gardens Wakulla Wholesale Trade
SwiftPaws Brevard Retail Trade
SYL Roofing Supply Orange Wholesale Trade
Tech Rage IT Seminole Information Technology
The Association Partner St. Johns Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
Thompson Pump Volusia Manufacturing
TruPoint Communication Solutions Seminole Telecommunications
Volt Lighting Hillsborough Manufacturing
Weedoo Greenboat, Inc. Palm Beach Manufacturing
Young Innovators Academy Seminole Educational Services
Brightline is expanding into the Treasure Coast connecting to South Florida and Orlando regions
Florida Venture Forum announces a record number of companies to pitch at Florida Early Stage Conference
C3 Complete expands offices to Treasure Coast and Orlando markets
GrowFL Announces 13th Annual Florida Companies to Watch Honorees